HPS 0410 | Einstein for Everyone | Spring 2010 |

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Schedule as revised after snowstorm closings of February 8-10. Old schedule here.

Test 1. Wednesday January 27. The test will be in the first 15 minutes of class and will consist of 3-4 questions requiring answers of a few sentences each. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Special relativity: the basics," "Special relativity: adding velocities," "Relativity of simultaneity," "Is special relativity paradoxical?" and the assignments 1-3.

Test 2. Wednesday February 17. The material examinable is the
content of the chapters "E=mc^{2}", "Origins of Special Relativity,"
"Einstein's Pathway to Special Relativity," the three "Spacetime" chapters and
the assignments 4 and 5.

Test 3. Wednesday March 3. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Philosophical Significance of Relativity," the chapters on Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry and Spaces of Constant Curvature; and the assignments 6 and 7.

Test 4. Wednesday March 24. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Spaces of Variable Curvature," "General Relativity," "Gravity Near a Massive Body" and "Einstein's Pathway to General Relativity"; and the assignments 8 and 9.

Test 5. Wednesday April 7. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Relativistic Cosmology" and "Big Bang Cosmology" and the assignments 10 and 11.

Test 6. Wednesday April 21. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Black Holes," "Origins of Quantum Theory," as much as we have covered of "Quantum Theory of Waves and Particles," "The Measurement Problem," "Einstein on the Completeness of Quantum Theory" and the assignments 13 and 14.